A Plan for Personal Success

If you want to change the world, begin with yourself.” Preston C. Pond, The Center for Organizational Design, Inc.

Mastery: “Ascendancy or victory in struggle or competition.” (Webster’s New World Dictionary)

Masters are the victors of life; those who step up to the challenges and opportunities of life with the courage, determination, and wisdom to win the private and public victories.

Mastery does not happen by accident. It is a process that occurs as we interact effectively with the events and circumstances of our lives. Each moment of our lives provides an opportunity to practice mastery by expanding our visions, awakening the faculties of our minds and our hearts, and assuming full responsibility for living, growing, and contributing.

What you can expect

People who attend this program will learn a set of principles that will change the way they view their lives as well as their performance on the job. They will grow in self-understanding, confidence, personal effectiveness, and their ability to handle the challenges/opportunities of the workplace. Such personal transformation forms the foundation for organizational transformation.

This approach to change is not a quick fix. However, during this program you will learn principles and participate in exercises that will allow you to truly become master of your own life.

Program Objectives

  • Understand four paradigms from which you live your life
  • Commit to live your life from the paradigm of personal integrity
  • Learn how to conquer life’s challenging moments
  • Give up resentments, complaints, and blame as you align to reality
  • Recognize choices in your life and take responsibility for your experience
  • Clarify and live from your personal vision
  • Define your purpose and guiding principles
  • Implement your vision and act with personal integrity
  • Value and respect yourself at a deep level

Structure and Format:

Self-Mastery: A Plan for Personal Success consists of seven modules (two to three hours in length) and can be delivered in a variety of ways, including half-day sessions, full-day sessions, or once a week. This program was designed to develop behaviors that are beneficial at all levels of an organization and is recommended for all employees. A company-wide implementation of this program can produce measurable results for any organization.

This program can be taught to a large group or even a single leader with the trainer acting as a personal coach. The number of participants, structure and format can all be tailored to fit the needs of your organization.

The modules include many individual and group exercises that enliven the training and ensure that participants translate the principles into a personal plan of action.

Module 1: The Integrity Model

  • The process of self-mastery
  • The flaw inherent in the common symbols of success
  • A new definition of success based upon your personal paradigm
  • The power of your personal paradigm
  • Four different paradigms from which people live
  • The core beliefs of each paradigm

Module 2: Conquer Your Key Moments

  • How you respond to challenging or upsetting events (key moments)
  • To explore and understand the patterns in your responses to key moments
  • A process for exploring the consequences of your behavior
  • To choose positive behaviors and feelings during your key moments
  • To identify and challenge the distortions in your interpretations
  • A method for changing weakening beliefs to empowering beliefs

Module 3: Embrace Reality

  • Understand the nature of reality
  • Learn the importance of aligning your life to reality
  • Accept some of the “difficult” realities of your life
  • Explore and “let go” of resentments, complaints, and blame
  • Learn to live in the “here and now”

Module 4: Exercise Responsibility

  • Learn the meaning and nature of personal responsibility
  • Understand how you avoid taking responsibility for yourself
  • Assess your willingness to accept personal responsibility
  • See the choices available in your life
  • Understand the power and freedom that comes from accepting responsibility

Module 5: Clarify Your Vision

  • Understand the meaning and power of vision
  • Clarify your personal vision
  • Evaluate the thoughts that keep you from living your vision
  • Set goals to achieve your vision

Module 6: Define Your Purpose

  • Understand the difference between three kinds of vision
  • Write your personal purpose statement
  • Clarify your guiding principles
  • Develop affirmations to support you in living your purpose and guiding principles
  • Use the technique of visualization to make your vision a reality

Module 7: Act With Integrity

  • Understand the meaning of personal integrity
  • Recognize when you are acting from personal integrity
  • Know the symptoms and consequences of self-betrayal
  • Learn to let what “matters most” govern what “matters least”
  • Deepen your commitment to what is most important
  • Learn to make your behavior more congruent with what is most important to you

Module 8: Value Who You Are

  • Understand the meaning and importance of self-esteem
  • Become the primary source of your self-esteem
  • Accept your imperfections
  • Learn to make time for self-renewal
  • Acknowledge and build upon your strengths
  • Maintain an attitude of gratitude